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#11404 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by Red on 04 September 2017 - 03:34 PM


A related term...


Polysemy - One word used to describe different things. Also can include phrases, symbolic poetic imagery, and different forms of jargon. Example: Look up the word monster in webster. Then look up the same word in an old law dictionary. Some words have up to 30 meanings. They're meant to hit the senses on a deeper level. They are always done on purpose (this is the main difference between the above related homophones) and are especially used in an historical sense; over time words change their meaning but can still be twisted to serve more than one purpose of meaning.
Perhaps this is why it is difficult to teach these in class. It relates to etymology (origins of words) which takes time and study. Worthy study for a greater historical sense in meaning. 
Often, judging how Polysemes are related makes them ambiguous and vague in nature. I think this works with all languages in one form or another as problems arise when non-native speakers learn a new language. At least it's seen when learning English. Inside information can be conveyed using this device. 





I found this post about 'twilight language' to be apt:



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#11249 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by Red on 19 August 2017 - 01:05 PM

Shall we speak of hubris this morning?


This is a literary concept designed to show a characters ignorance and pride. These types of characters usually have over inflated egos. They hold positions of power that cross examine their own moral codes and they usually break them and form new ones. They delight in causing shame in others just for the fun of it. Revenge is not hubris. Hubris is when one thinks themselves better than another. Sometimes it becomes so great as to leave an individual thinking he is equal to god. Always leading the character to try and defy nature and bring about destruction for everyone concerned.



Hamartia - Ultimately, hubris is a flaw in the personality that brings about tragic or negative results. We see stories with characters like this all the time. Rocket the Raccoon in the recent Guardians of the Galaxy movie is one such example; he steals batteries at the beginning of the movie thereby setting in motion massive blowback that creates the tension for the rest of the movie. Underlying his faux pas of thievery is the inner pride within himself that causes harmful actions.
Hamartia is that flaw bringing about the humiliation. Small defects bringing about tragic results. The audience will see the fear the character feels; past all the pride and foolishness he projects. Knowing the character has both good and bad qualities gives the viewer a sense of pity and perhaps empathy with his/her plight. Using hamartia encourages the moral purpose of the story to shine through. As we see the hero overcome the inner plight within.

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#11137 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by Red on 06 August 2017 - 02:11 PM

The Palindrome effect
Palindromes are words and sentences that read both forwards as well as backwards. These take a bit of thinking to create. Usually for entertaining purposes. But, they do have an esoteric aspect. Their use can be traced to ancient and modern Magic spells because of the reversibility they offer. You'll find extensive use of the palindrome effect in numbers too. Great for poetic rhythm effects and they're seen in religious texts as well.

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#11135 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by Red on 06 August 2017 - 01:57 PM


“Folks, our nation’s hen houses are on the attack. If we don’t act now, it’s no more fried egg and cheese biscuits for us. No more fried chicken. No more chicken noodle soup. No more Wendy’s Spicy Chicken sandwiches. It’s gone. All gone. As soon as these bastards get their hands on our chicken, the only thing we’ll have is either Curried Chicken or Chicken Tacos. And who eats that shit? This is America folks. If we let ISIS and illegal Mexicans get to our chickens, it’s over folks. The American dream is dead. But, I’m here to tell you folks, I’ve read on Twitter and Facebook that the best thing we can do to keep the chickens safe is guarding them with nature’s top assassin. The fox. The fox is a ruthless killer, heartless, and he’ll snuff out anyone trying to hurt our nation’s precious hens. God bless foxes, and God bless America!” said Trump. The crowd of news reporters and farmers erupted in a thunderous applause.




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#10782 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by Red on 17 July 2017 - 03:25 PM

Free verse is fun because it provides an atmosphere of freedom when creating syncopated rhythms in your style. It follows neither rhyme nor reason in its schemes. There are no rules in this form of expression. It allows for different forms and cadences to provide a fluid structure. Nothing is regular and there is no metering involved. It relies on intonation and forms of sound to convey specific meanings. Combining patterned elements of words, sentences, phrases, and vibrations it creates a poetic expression that is free from artificial creation. Free verse doesn't require a topic and are usually about common everyday things. It can describe animals, feelings, objects, or anything the writer wishes. 
Free verse flows with the river ...
Free verse falls like torrential rain...
Free verse has a frequency all its own ...

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#10781 Esoteric Teachings in Churches & Cathedrals

Posted by Red on 17 July 2017 - 03:19 PM

Cathedrals and churches sure do incorporate some beautiful symbolism in its architecture. Here are some of the stranger ones out there:
A church that looks like a chicken? :chuckle:
Talk about upside down religion.. :wacko:
Remember the dick shaped church on google maps? :dry:
...and finally, the Church of the big bang theory...

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#10639 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by Red on 11 July 2017 - 11:42 AM

Adages and Proverbs. 
An adage is a vivid expression of speech based on facts that is considered by many people to be a genuine truth. They're usually sayings that have been around for a long period of time. Often repeated over generations and sometimes can be considered as a proverb. Adages are usually universal, having been tested over different periods of time and still holding its truth within. The only real difference I can see is that a parable is more of a short story with a moral lesson at the end. Whereas an Adage is a short expression or saying of universal truth. Adages are great in advertising and scripting. It gives a certain awareness to facts and can be applied in situations to convey a deeper meaning. 
Parables use symbols and other imagery that are easily recognized. Taking complicated truths and telling it in such a way where it becomes communicative to an audience. They help to understand philosophical lessons and make them relatable in everyday life. 

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#10191 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by Red on 17 June 2017 - 03:02 PM


Don't cha just love the sound of this word? It's so sharp and snakey. Always good with an exclamation point! This word means a snide and sarcastic comment. They can be both wildly stupid or incredibly clever. Depending on the point of view. It combines cynicisms with blended wit. They'r usually quick little quips to tease someone into an emotional response. Derisive in nature they can and will at times cut deep into the psyche. It can be used as a defensive device to cut away at an individual like an ad hominem attack. Most of the time snarks are used to mask points of view.

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#9964 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by Red on 07 June 2017 - 11:59 AM

Red Herrings!
One of my favorites.
These little devils are information brought into a discussion to cause a diversion from an original point.
They are meant to mislead and are lead ins for other types of fallacies.
The name Red Herring, itself, denotes a rancid smell.
A strong stench to distract us from the sweet fragrance of truth.
In literature they are commonly used in mystery and thriller stories to keep the bad guy hidden until the very end.
And then their are the politicians.
They use them frequently.
Think about what the major media spits out too.
How much of what you see and hear on the news could be a Red Herring?
One more thing to consider.
The very first prospectus filed by any company with the SEC is called a red herring.
These only give out general information about the company.

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#9961 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by Red on 07 June 2017 - 11:42 AM

I like those above Twainisms. Maybe they should be a legitimate category in rhetoric.



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#9905 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by Red on 02 June 2017 - 05:40 PM



Sometimes personification gets confused with a pathetic fallacy. This is a kind of personification that provides emotional life into natural inanimate objects. For example, they reflect the nature of moods and desires into the features of the wind.

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#9895 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by Red on 02 June 2017 - 11:45 AM

How can I make a thread of this nature without including metaphors?
Metaphors are one of the most common types of speech. They add a sort of definition and color because they describe a comparison between two things that are most often apart except for a common characteristic that can link the two together. A noun or a verb can be described as something different. 
An example comparing a chef to a writer. Learning to write can be visualized with cooking skills. One must learn to bake, roast, chop, and cut. Including all the little things that go with it through practice and experience. They're great for sharpening the imagination and to give further understanding in communicating ideas 
Metaphors are different from similes in that they don't use terms like "like" or "as" to compare two things. Metaphors make hidden comparisons. Portraying one thing as being something else but not that something else. There is an implied implicit meaning.

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#9850 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by Red on 31 May 2017 - 02:55 PM

Doppelgangers really add spice to some of the best stories out there.
They can show different aspects inside the nature of an individual character. 
The Picture of Dorian Grey shows this very clearly:
Then there also is the relationship aspect involved. 
As shown in Lukes conflict and fear of becoming his father:

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#9848 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by Red on 31 May 2017 - 02:28 PM

Ever hear of a Doppelganger? These are characters created in literature that define a mirror image within a principal persona. A common definition usually references a look-alike type of personality. Traditionally, doppelgangers are the evil aspect inserting wicked ideas into the head of it's counterpart. They're used to show other parts of a character study to create a conflict within a story and to show the darker more objectionable sides inside a protagonists mind and heart. Showing the possible dark side as well as the light...

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#9839 Rhetorical Devices Used in Literary Logic

Posted by Red on 31 May 2017 - 01:09 PM

A Euphemism is an expression that conveys a polite term for something unpleasant. They lose their literal meaning and become a tactful way to describe an objectionable term. It's a good way to test the bounds of political correctness. They can be indirect to describe something direct. Mispronouncing objectionable words can create the same type of effect. In reality, they can be as bad as the real objectionable term.

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